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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:47 PM

Funk Bros. New (Last) Groove Dedicated To Barack Obama

DETROIT (WWJ) - Detroit’s own Funk Brothers, known for their background vocals and instruments on many Motown chart-toppers, headed back to the recording studio for the first time in 40 years.

The group recently recorded the song, “Because of You,” a tribute to President Obama’s legacy as the nation’s first black president.

The Funk Brothers touring member Gary Martin co-wrote the song. He told WWJ Newsradio 950′s Scott Ryan the collection of talent at Detroit’s Studio A that day was unbelievable.

“Some of the different members that had been a part of Funk Brothers came in to see this recording themselves. It was a high moment because everyone felt all of the brothers and the sisters who had passed, being a part of that, where there,” Martin said.

The song also includes contributions from band members Bob Babbitt and Uriel Jones, both of whom recently passed away.


read: http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2013/01/15/motowns-funk-brothers-record-song-for-president-obama/

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Published on Jan 14, 2013

Because of you is a song dedicated to President Obama. This was the first time the Funk Brothers were back recording as a group since the 70's. The song was recorded at Studio A in Detroit

We are calling for all musicians, and all fans of MOTOWN music to pass this song along.

"Keep the funk alive !".

Song: Because of You
Copyright: Gary L. Martin, Peter L. Fletcher, Grant Van Dyke
Studio: Studio A - Detroit
Musicians: Eddie Willis, the late Bob Babbitt and Uriel Jones; Gary Martin
Downloads: Coming Soon

Website: www.thenewmotorcitysound.com
Funk Brothers Website: http://www.thefunkbrothers.net/The_Funk_Brothers/welcome.html
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Funk_Brothers
Standing in the shadows of motown: http://www.standingintheshadowsofmotown.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standing_in_the_Shadows_of_Motown

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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:28 PM

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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:15 PM

3. K & R

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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:11 PM

4. Standing in the Shadows of Motown.

Great song, great musicians here and in the hereafter.

A great reason to stay on the straight and narrow is the chance that all those wonderful musicians who have departed will be playing when I finally get there.

I hope that the departed Funk Brothers can find a place for the late Duck Dunn, of Booker T and MGs, the Stax house band, along with Bob Babbitt. What talent on base!

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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:02 PM

5. Man, I love those guys.

"Standing in the Shadows of Motown." Adore it.

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